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BISAC Subject Headings List, Architecture

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Step 2: Determine the specific term which describes your book. An asterisk (*) denotes a heading that is new for the 2018 Edition.


Use subjects in this section for historical works and/or for works aimed at professional architects.  For similar works aimed at nonprofessionals, use subjects in the HOUSE & HOME section.  For works concerning the technical or trade aspects of construction, use subjects beginning with "TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction".

Use subjects beginning with "ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design" for works that discuss the architectural design of an interior space and use "DESIGN / Interior Decorating" for works that discuss the arrangement of objects within an interior space.

ARC000000    ARCHITECTURE / General

ARC022000    ARCHITECTURE / Adaptive Reuse & Renovation

ARC023000    ARCHITECTURE / Annuals

ARC024000    ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / General

ARC024010    ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments

ARC011000    ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial

ARC016000    ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Religious

ARC003000    ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Residential

                     ARCHITECTURE / CAD (Computer Aided Design) see Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation

ARC019000    ARCHITECTURE / Codes & Standards

ARC001000    ARCHITECTURE / Criticism

ARC002000    ARCHITECTURE / Decoration & Ornament

ARC004000    ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation

                     ARCHITECTURE / Feng Shui see BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Feng Shui

ARC014000    ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / General

ARC014010    ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / Restoration Techniques

ARC005000    ARCHITECTURE / History / General

ARC005010    ARCHITECTURE / History / Prehistoric & Primitive

ARC005020    ARCHITECTURE / History / Ancient & Classical

ARC005030    ARCHITECTURE / History / Medieval

ARC005040    ARCHITECTURE / History / Renaissance

ARC005050    ARCHITECTURE / History / Baroque & Rococo

ARC005060    ARCHITECTURE / History / Romanticism

ARC005070    ARCHITECTURE / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)

ARC005080    ARCHITECTURE / History / Contemporary (1945-)

ARC006000    ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / General

ARC006010    ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / Essays

ARC006020    ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / Monographs

ARC007000    ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design / General

ARC007010    ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design / Lighting

ARC008000    ARCHITECTURE / Landscape

ARC009000    ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials

ARC015000    ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice

ARC017000    ARCHITECTURE / Project Management

ARC012000    ARCHITECTURE / Reference

ARC020000    ARCHITECTURE / Regional

ARC021000    ARCHITECTURE / Security Design

ARC013000    ARCHITECTURE / Study & Teaching

ARC018000    ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design

ARC010000    ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning

ARC025000    ARCHITECTURE / Vernacular

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

Please note that the BISAC Subject Headings List is governed by the following copyright notice. © 2018, Book Industry Study Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of the attached documents may be distributed or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the express permission of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.




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